Portsmouth eye transfer swoop for AFC Wimbledon left-back Nesta Guinness-Walker for League One promotion push

PORTSMOUTH are ready to swoop for AFC Wimbledon left-back Nesta Guinness-Walker in the transfer window.

The Dons star is out of contract in July so promotion-seeking League One rivals Pompey hope they can agree a price to get him next month.

Portsmouth have money for a promotion bid and rate Guinness-Walker, 22, as one of the best in the division.

Meanwhile, Bolton are closing in on a deal for 21-year-old Wimbledon midfielder Anthony Hartigan.

He has rejected a new deal with the Dons.

The Londoners would be upset to lose former Chelsea and Tottenham schoolboy Guinness-Walker, whose famous great grandad Sir Alec Guinness played Obi Wan-Kenobi in the original Star Wars movies.

He dropped into Sunday football but at the age of 17 pushed himself back into the picture for senior football at sixth-tier part-timers Met Police from 2016-18.

And he rates that spell as crucial in his career revival.

Guinness-Walkeronce told the Dons' media team: “Something that has given me an edge is that I have played men’s football.

“A lot of young players now are going to different countries to get that first-team experience because it’s not as accessible here.

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"The men’s football has definitely helped me at Wimbledon to step in and kick on."

But he has a long way to go to emulate for Chelsea schoolboy pal Reece James.

The Londoner has grown in influence with Thomas Tuchel's Blues' squad and won ten England cap so far.

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